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Interview with John Laub and Robert Sampson The Stockholm Prize in Criminology

John Laub, Director, Director, National Institute of Justice
Robert Sampson, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences, Harvard University
NIJ Conference 2011
June 20-22 

2 weeks in a UK drugs service in April 2012

ACCESS Project to treatment and harm reduction for drug users in custody

"The ACCESS project opens opportunities for a number of individuals working with clients in the fields of drugs, health and criminal justice in a European Union country, to undertake a two-week work placement within a drugs service provider in the UK in spring 2012. 
Work placements will be designed to support practical transfer/exchange of knowledge, with host organisations in the UK providing the opportunity for individual professionals from other countries to operate as participant observers within services for drug users. This will include undertaking ‘shadow’ activities with experienced operational staff, taking part in clinical and management meetings and having the benefit of debrief meetings to discuss their experience with a mentor from the host organisation appointed to work with them for the duration of the placement. 
The placements are suitable for practitioners in the drugs and criminal justice field working in direct contact with clients (social workers, psychologists, drug workers, educators, NGOs staff ad similar) and will offer an opportunity to participants for practical exchanges of good practices and support a “learning from doing” approach."

Government of Canada launches next phase of hate crime prevention program

NCPC: "Program helps ensure a greater sense of security for communities

Toronto - December 15, 2011 - The Honourable Vic Toews, Canada's Minister of Public Safety, and Joyce Bateman, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, today announced the launch of the next phase of the Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program". 

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Jan van Dijk awarded the Stockholm Prize in Criminology

"The 2012 Stockholm Prize in Criminology has been awarded to Professor Jan van Dijk of the University of Tilburg, The Netherlands, for his sustained leadership of the International Crime Victims Survey (ICVS) since 1989.
Jan van Dijk will receive the Prize on June 12, 2012 in a ceremony at the China Theatre in central Stockholm. The award is as usual presented in conjunction with the Stockholm Criminology Symposium."


Criminal Justice Platform Europe

CEP: Four criminal justice networks get to know each other at Criminal Justice Platform Europe

"Late October 2011, an extraordinary event took place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Four European organisations from the criminal justice field met for the first time to establish an alliance between four organisations in the field of prison, probation, victim support and restorative justice. The shared aim is to reduce reoffending and the impact of crime and to improve methods of working with victims, communities and offenders across all the countries of Europe. Senior officials look back in this article on the meeting and the idea behind the Criminal Justice Platform Europe"